V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Sansho dayu

V' 17

Sansho dayu

Ein Leben ohne Freiheit

Mizuguchi Kenji
Japan, 1954
124min, OmdU

Quelle: Filmarchiv Austria Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Sansho dayu

Mizuguchi Kenji
Japan, 1954
, 124min, OmdU

Actors: 
Tanaka Kinuyo
Tamaki
Hanayagi Yoshiaki
Zushiô
Kagawa Kyoko
Anju
Sugai Ishirô
Minister of Justice
Screenplay: 
Yoda Yoshikata
Fuji Yahiro
based on a story by Ogai Mori
Sound: 
Otani Iwao
Camera: 
Miyagawa Kazuo
Editor: 
Miyata Itsuzo
Composer: 
Hayasaka Fumio
Decoration: 
Yamamoto Uichiro
Costume: 
Ueno Yoshio

Production: 
Kadokawa Corporation
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
Kindly supported by Japanisches Kulturinstitut Cologne

One of the greatest of Kenji Mizoguchi’s films, SANSHÔ DAYÛ is also one of the greatest works of the cinema. The story of a family’s quiet endurance as it is split up and its members are sold into slavery and prostitution in 11th-century Japan is very delicately balanced between tenderness and remove. SANSHÔ DAYÛ “moves from easy poetry to difficult poetry,” wrote Roger Greenspun when the film had its belated New York premiere in 1969. “Its impulses, which are profound but not transcendental, follow an aesthetic program that is also a moral progression, and that emerges, with superb lucidity, only from the greatest art.” (New York Film Festival)

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